Family Giving

Family Giving at Trinity plays an important role in providing opportunities for parents and families to engage in the life of the college. 

Trinity families have played a central role in the College's success, supporting initiatives that have transformed the educational experience of Trinity students. These acts of generosity have greatly enhanced student life, financial aid, curriculum, facilities, and more. These powerful examples of philanthropy demonstrate the importance of giving back to the College and the role each member of the community has in the continued growth and success of the institution. 

Why be part of Trinity’s Family Giving?

  • Trinity College’s tuition and fees cover only part of the annual investment Trinity makes in the education of each and every student.
  • Gifts from generations of parents and families make up the difference and truly sustain Trinity as a world-class liberal arts college.
  • Your own gift benefits your student—and every other Trinity student.

The Parents Fund

The Trinity College Parents Fund is an integral component of The Trinity College Fund. For generations, Trinity College parents and family members have given unrestricted gifts that reinforce every part of the Trinity experience. The Parents Fund provides support for the college's annual operating budget, which helps maintain every part of the Trinity experience: financial aid, faculty and academic programming, career placement, independent research, outdoor education programs, global study, and our beautiful campus. Gifts to the Parents Fund provide direct and immediate revenue in the year that they are given.

In addition to Parents Fund support, gifts may be designated to restricted purposes. For more information on additional giving opportunities, visit Giving Priorities.  




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You can make an online gift to Trinity at any time.


Make a gift

Trinity College Parents Fund
Trinity Commons
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106
24 Hr Gift Line:  800-771-6184
Fax: (860) 297-2021

Family Giving Staff

Kerry Smith
Director of Family Giving
(860) 297-4076​

Ali Cranshaw
Associate Director of Family Giving
(860) 297-4054

Dave Kayiatos
Assistant Director of Family Giving
(860) 297-2132

Katie Huntington
Administrative Assistant,
Family Giving
(860) 297-5321